FACES was formed in 1992 when the six parishes of Fond du Lac and North Fond du Lac consolidated to form a single Catholic elementary education system. FACES is a two-campus system, with about 500 children in grades preschool to second grade at one site, and grades three to eight at another. Enrollment at St. Mary's Springs is almost 300.
Ms. Guckeen had reported in the December 6, 2007 issue on the dedication of the new church for Fond du lac's consolidated parishes, Holy Family Church is 'new beginning' in Fond du Lac. There appears to be a trend toward separating schools from parishes even as schools merge and parishes merge.